We are looking for volunteer visitors to join the National Visitors Network, our national befriending scheme for older people that provides companionship to older people experiencing loneliness or social isolation.
Befrienders visit older people in their homes and provide regular chat/conversations (weekly/fortnightly or monthly as determined).
Full training and good ongoing support is provided to all volunteers.
A great, enjoyable opportunity to help and make a real difference.
For more details please contact:
David Tickner
Email: / tel.: 020 8691 7411

Organisation aims and objectives

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship is the only Civil Service charity dedicated to helping retired civil servants, widows/widowers, partners and dependents enjoy a better and more fulfilling retirement. We operate a range of welfare, volunteering and leisure activities all run and supported by volunteers. We currently have two befriending schemes, the Phone Buddy scheme and National Visitors Network which provide telephone based friendship calls and home visits to any beneficiary experiencing loneliness or social isolation. In addition, we are also available to offer signposting, help and advice on a whole range of subjects.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible days/times available-by mutual agreement.


Experience required: Someone sociable who enjoys meeting and talking to people would be perfect.
Travel details: Opportunities available across Aberdeen City and north east.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We reimburse all volunteers reasonable travel costs – expense claim forms are submitted with receipts for public transport or mileage.
Training details: Full training and good ongoing support is provided to all volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet